Medjet vs. Platinum Cards – What’s The Difference?

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We hear this all of the time, “I carry the American Express Platinum card so I don’t need MedjetAssist, right?”  Wrong!  Some in the marketplace believe that Amex Platinum gives you the same transport benefits as your MedjetAssist membership. After taking a few minutes to review the table below it becomes readily apparent why it’s practical to carry both cards.

* For travelers under the age of 75

Know Before You Buy

MedjetAssist   

Platinum Card

Member transported regardless of medical necessity

Yes

No

Member determines which medical facility to be moved to

Yes

No

Transport to the closest appropriate medical center for treatment concludes the benefit

No

Yes

Transport is contingent upon member not traveling against physician’s advice

No

Yes

Transport is contingent upon the member not traveling with a pre-existing condition

No*

Yes